Ethnic Observation

Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead

Sitka Celebration Announced by CBS

The local Hispanic and Latinx local community is proud to present a “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, to remember and celebrate dead…

Education, Learning & Fun, Outdoors & Recreation

Youth Activities Scholarship

By Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Fall Sports & Activities are Coming Up! STA Tribal Youth between the ages of 3 and 18 are eligible for up to $100 of financial assistance TWICE per calendar year…

Alaska Native Culture

First Alaskans Elders & Youth Conference

In Anchorage Oct. 15th-18th

Sitka Tribe of Alaska is organizing a trip to Anchorage in October to bring up to eight Tribal youth to the Elders & Youth Conference hosted by the First Alaskans…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Ludvig’s Bistro to be Open Year-Round

Beginning in October

Chef & Owner Edith Johnson confirmed that Ludvig’s Bistro at 256 Katlian St. in Sitka will be open for dining on a year-round basis beginning in October 2023. Johnson noted…


KCAW Report on Cruise Visitor Initiative

Katherine Rose Piece on Alaska Public Media

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2023, KCAW reporter Katherine Rose published a piece entitled “Sitkans push for vote on cruise visitor limits.” The story begins like this: As a record-breaking cruise…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Turmeric in the Spotlight

From Spinning Moon Apothecary

Curcuma longa – Turmeric – is pretty popular these days. This bright yellow root that has been long used in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine is now widely recognized as…

Arts & Sciences, Marine & Maritime

WhaleFest Nov. 3-6, 2023

27th Annual Event by Sitka Sound Science Center

“Sound” Science: Voices from the Ocean This year’s Sitka WhaleFest explores the theme of “sound” science from a variety of angles: using sound waves for communication within the ocean, how…

Arts & Sciences, Learning & Fun, Visitors

Voices on Lincoln Street

"Experiment in Reverse Tourism" by Sitka Tells Tales

“Voices on Lincoln Street: An Experiment in Reverse Tourism” There’s been a cruise boom in Sitka, Alaska, with more people coming to the island community than ever before. To feel…

Arts & Sciences, Education

Youth Art Studio at BMS

8-Week After-School Program Starts Sept. 26th

CBS Parks and Recreation’s After-School Youth Art Studio begins Tuesday, September 26. 8-week program is taught by former BMS Art Teacher Sandra Fontaine. Topics will include drawing, shading and watercolor….


$1,312 is 2023 Alaska PFD

Announced AK Dept. of Revenue

Per a Sept. 21st piece from Alaska Public Media, This year’s Permanent Fund dividend will be $1,312, the Alaska Department of Revenue announced Thursday. Alaskans who filed online to get…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Southeast Dough Co.

Sourdough Bread Loaves & More

Retail Bread Sales – Tuesday pick-ups at Sitka Food Co-op (236 Lincoln St #114 – Harbor Dr side of the Franklin Building – from 3-7pm). For Tuesday pick-up, order by…


Municipal Election: Early Voting Option

Available Weekdays at Harrigan Centennial Hall Sept. 18-Oct. 2

Early Voting-in-Person for the October 3, 2023 Municipal Election is available weekdays September 18 – October 2 at Harrigan Centennial Hall, from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Meeting rooms 2 &…

Ethnic Observation, Food, Gardening & Foraging

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

With Food Specials at Beak thru Oct. 15th

Beak will be celebrating #hispanicheritagemonth Sept. 15- Oct. 15th with various food specials. The first will be Panamanian Style Rockfish Ceviche. This is a dish Chef Renée grew up eating,…

Arts & Sciences, Environment & Recycling, Housing, Transportation

Ready to Upgrade Your Energy Use??

Asks Sitka Conservation Society

“Using Federal and Regional Incentives to Change Household Energy Use” Sitka Conservation Society has created a guide to help local households take advantage of Inflation Reduction Act tax credits, rebates,…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Sitka Community Food Assessment

Joint Project of SLFN & Transition Sitka

Struggle to buy the foods you prefer to eat?  Have food stored in case of an emergency?  Able to access the local, wild foods you love?  Take the Sitka Food…

Alaska Native Culture, HIstory & Social Justice, Learning & Fun

Indigenous Peoples Day: Want to Volunteer?

Planning Group Seeks Volunteers for Oct. 9th Event

“Healing for All Generations” is the theme of the 2023 Indigenous Peoples Day Event taking place at Harrigan Centennial Hall on October 9, 2023. We invite you to participate in…


AMHS Winter Ferry Schedule

 Now Available For Bookings on Alaska Marine Highway

The AMHS 2023/2024 Winter Schedule is now available for reservations.  Due to the existing shortage of vessel crews, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) can only accept reservations for the…


Utility Assistance from City

Help May be Available for 2024

CBS will accept applications for the Utility Cost Subsidization Program through October 31. Applicants meeting certain criteria may be eligible for a subsidization of their municipal utility costs. The subsidization…


Candidates for 2023 Municipal Election

Contact List Published by CBA

Here is a revised Contact List for the 2023 Municipal Election candidates, from the Municipal Clerk’s office as of Sept. 7, 2023.


October 3rd Municipal Election

Your Voting Options & Info from CBS

The Regular Municipal Election is Tuesday, October 3. Eligible voters may choose to vote using one of these options: Early voting in-person at Harrigan Centennial Hall (weekdays Sept. 18 thru…

Arts & Sciences, Learning & Fun

Call for Performers

For October Sitka Monthly Grind

The first Sitka Monthly Grind of the season will take place on Saturday, October 21st at the Sheet’ká Ḵwáan Naa Kahídi. “Variety Show Grind” is the theme, and the show…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Sitka Food Co-op

Weekly Produce Deliveries on Tuesday

Our produce has been placed on the barge and here is sampling from our “extras” list that ***as long as produce arrives in good condition*** will be available Tuesday 09/05 on…

Monthly Grind musician image by BJ
Arts & Sciences, Learning & Fun

Sitka Monthly Grind

New Season Beginning for 2023-24

Here is the schedule for the New Season of the Sitka Monthly Grind: Sat. Oct. 21 – “Variety Show Grind” produced by Melinda McAdams & Jeff Budd – At Sheet’ka…

Health & Safety

Medicaid Annual Renewals

Renewal Requirement Re-started Spring 2023

Alaska returned to the regular pre-pandemic process of Medicaid annual renewals beginning April 1, 2023. When it is your turn for renewal, we will recheck your eligibility to make sure…

Arts & Sciences

Sewing Machine Repair & Cleaning

In October, by Raintree Quilting & Ocean Wave

Ocean Wave Quilters is sponsoring sewing machine repair and cleaning by Raintree Quilting technicians the fourth week of October. Reserve your space now by contacting Sarah Jordan at Include…

Alaska Native Culture, Food, Gardening & Foraging

Sitka Tribe’s Kayaaní Commission

Monthly Gatherings - All Are Welcome

Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Kayaaní Commission meets the Last Monday of Every Month from 6:30-8:30pm. All are welcome to attend, including STA Tribal citizens, plant knowledge holders, and anyone who wants…

Education, Health & Safety, Marine & Maritime

Marine Safety Instructor Training

5 1/2-Day "Train-the-Trainer" Course by AMSEA in Sitka

AMSEA is conducting a five and a half-day US Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) in Sitka, Alaska Monday, October 2 – Saturday, October 7, 2023 at “Fine Arts Campus…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Indian Arts & Crafts Act (IACA)

SHI Urges Thoughtful Pause on Proposed Amendments

Testimony heard in last of a nationwide series of consultations with Indigenous people, per SHI article published 8/18/23. Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) and the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA)…

Alaska Native Culture, HIstory & Social Justice

Arctic Institute Colonialism Series

Published in 2022 by The Arctic Institute

“Indigenous peoples have inhabited the Arctic since time immemorial, establishing rich regional cultures and governance systems long before the introduction of modern borders. The Arctic Institute’s 2022 Colonialism Series explores…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Pizza Express NEW Menu

See Our New Menu at Sitka Eats!

Pizza Express’ new menu is now posted on Sitka Eats. Go to to order online using “Toast.” Or, phone (907) 966-2428 to order for pick-up or delivery.

Food, Gardening & Foraging

What are you in the mood for?

Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Delivery, too.

In the Mood for:  Sushi?  Pho or Korean BBQ?  Classic Stir-Fry? Remember these restaurants – Open 7 days a week for Dine-in or Take-out Little Tokyo (907) 747-5699 Asian Palace…

Arts & Sciences, Learning & Fun

“Many Things Under a Rock”

Alaska Researcher Publishes Octopus Book

From publisher Norton: A behavioral ecologist’s riveting account of his decades-long obsession with octopuses: his discoveries, adventures, and new scientific understanding of their behaviors. Of all the creatures of the…

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